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St. Matthew’s University offers a variety of veterinary programs tailored to launch your path toward a successful career in veterinary medicine.

Veterinary School Programs

St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine's offers a comprehensive range of veterinary programs. Whether you're a prospective student with conditional acceptance, a career changer looking to pursue your passion for animals, or an aspiring veterinarian seeking to hone your skills, our programs cater to diverse needs and ambitions. From the Gateway preparatory program to our accelerated Pre-Vet Master's and the prestigious DVM program, we're dedicated to equipping you with the knowledge and expertise needed for a successful career in veterinary medicine.

Explore the options below to find the path that aligns with your goals and aspirations.

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    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program

    This program prepares our veterinary medical graduates to be competent, caring veterinarians who have the skills of lifelong learning necessary to incorporate new knowledge and methods into their practice.

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    Pre-Veterinary Master’s Program

    An accelerated veterinary education program for career changers - those who have an undergraduate degree in something other than the typical pre-vet majors.

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    Gateway Veterinary Program

    A 15-week veterinary school preparatory program offered online to students who have been granted conditional acceptance to St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine (SMUSVM).